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THE TESTIMONY IN JERUSALEM, JUDAEA AND SAMARIA.
(John 2: 13 - 4: 42).
THE TESTIMONY IN JERUSALEM.
"The Son of Man." "The only begotten Son of God."
A1 | THE TEMPLE (2: 13-23). |
a | 2: 13. The Passover. Jerusalem.
b | 14-16. The Temple. The Scourge.
c | 17. Disciples remember the Scripture.
d | 18. The Sign. Question.
b | 19-21. The Temple. I will raise it up.
c | 22. Disciples remember the Scripture.
a | 23. The Passover. Jerusalem.
d | 23. The Signs. Belief.
A2 | NEW BIRTH (2: 24 - 3: 12). |
e | 2: 24, 25. Testimony not needed.
f | 3: 1, 2. We know.
g1 | 3. Verily, verily. The Lord.
h | 4. How? Nicodemus.
g2 | 5-8. Verily, verily. The Lord.
h | 9. How? Nicodemus.
g3 | 10, 11. Verily, verily. The Lord.
f | 10, 11. We know.
e | 11, 12. Testimony not received.
A3 | AIONIAN LIFE (3: 13-21). |
3: 13. The Son of Man. Ascended.
| 13. He came down from heaven.
14. The Son of Man. Lifted up.
| 15. Perish . . . . . Eternal life.
16. The only begotten Son. Given.
| 16. Perish . . . . . Eternal life.
17. His Son. Sent.
| 17, 18. Condemned . . . . . Saved.
18. The only begotten Son of God.
| 19-21. | k | Light has come.
l | Deeds evil.
k | Light. Not come.
l | Deeds reproved.
k | Light. Come.
l | Deeds manifest.
Such, then, is the analysis of the testimony given in Jerusalem. (The testimony in
Judaea and Samaria we must leave for consideration later.)
The section opens with a reference to the Passover, just as earlier John the Baptist had
spoken of the Lord as "The Lamb of God". As a type of redemption the Passover teaches
the absolute necessity of the shedding of blood, but as a "feast" it also stresses the
personal response of the participator, expressed, according to the law, by the removal of